WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 9/2: Ziggler vs. Miz's stand-in, Goldust & Stardust, toilet scrubbing, more
Sep 2, 2014 - 9:10:38 PM
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WWE Main Event Results
September 2, 2014
Aired on WWE Network
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Full pyro and explosions to begin the show before Michael Cole introduced the show from the University of Nebraska. Cole noted The Miz's stunt double, Damien Miz-Dow, is already in the ring. And, there he was dressed in an all-white get-up and shades to introduce Miz TV.
Sandow noted Miz is in Los Angeles tonight, and not here in Nebraska. Sandow welcomed everyone to MizTV, then had a special treat for his fans out there. A monologue. Sandow stood up and began asking himself what the true meaning of Christmas is. Suddenly, Dolph Ziggler's music interrupted to bring out the Intercontinental champion.
Before Ziggler could talk, Sandow rolled footage from Raw when Miz pinned Ziggler in a tag match due to Sandow's interference. Back to Main Event, where Ziggler was not pleased with the video review. The conversation turned into a "Really? / Really?!" battle that Sandow cut off by noting he doesn't say that anymore.
Sandow said people might think he's crazy, but he is a performance artist. The greatest ever in WWE history. Sandow then laid out his plan to make sure Miz beats Ziggler for the IC Title at Night of Champions, then he gets his rightful IC Title shot after helping Miz.
Ziggler redirected to asking Sandow if he really wants to go down this path, or maybe he should go back to being the persona that suits him the most - the ballerina. Sandow took offense and went for a blow, but Ziggler ducked and nailed a dropkick. Sandow retreated to the outside as Ziggler stood tall in the ring.
1 -- IC champion DOLPH ZIGGLER vs. DAMIEN SANDOW -- non-title match
During the break, The (invisible) Authority made this match happen. It was joined in progress with Sandow in control. "Let's Go Ziggler" chant as Cole's broadcast partner, Byron Saxton, offered a strange story about taking a dog on a walk. Sandow retained control, then wanted a figure-four, but Miz blocked with a small package for a two count. Sandow quickly cut off Ziggler, though, and went back on the attack.
Ziggler fired back with a neckbreaker and corner attack before going for the Fameasser, but Sandow kicked out in time. Sandow tried to come back with the figure-four again, but Ziggler pushed him off to the ropes and nailed the Zig-Zag for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Ziggler at 6:32. Refreshing to see a mid-card champion get a solid singles victory. Fine match against Miz's stand-in.
Announcers: Cole and Saxton reset the show before transitioning to Raw items. Specifically, Stephanie McMahon and the Bellas. After a video review, Cole hyped Jerry Springer appearing on next week's Raw to try to work out Bella Twin Drama.
In-ring: Natalya and Rosa Mendes were introduced for the next match. Natalya rolled her eyes having to team with Rosa, who has been added to Total Divas this season.
2 -- NATALYA & ROSA MENDES vs. SUMMER RAE & LAYLA
Back from break, Summer and Layla were in the ring. Before the bell sounded, WWE cut to a clip from Total Divas, which was a WWE rep sitting down with Natalya to tell her to get Rosa back on-track returning to WWE. In a sit-down, Natalya said she always gets stuck babysitting and would rather scrub a toilet than hang out with Rosa. She took a dig at Summer Rae to close the clip. Back to Main Event, where a match involving the principals (minus Layla) broke out.
Summer and Layla quickly isolated Rosa and dominated her as Natalya waited for a tag. She finally got the tag and cleaned house. But, Rosa wanted back into the match. So, Natalya obliged, Rosa turned around, and Layla kicked her in the face. Rosa crumpled to the ground and Layla pinned her for the win. The besties left the ring while Natalya was left to pick up the pieces.
WINNERS: Layla & Summer at 5:00. Same ol' story where the inexperienced wrestler drags down the experienced one.
Raw Rebound: John Cena was forced to prove his merits as the #1 contender to Brock Lesnar's WWE World Title at Night of Champions.
This Friday: John Cena's Smackdown appearance will not just be for the live crowd, but on the actual Smackdown broadcast.
In-ring: Goldust's music played to some cheers (since the crowd doesn't really want to boo the act), then Cody Rhodes joined him for tag action. Cole described the duo's "repulsive actions" last night on Raw taking out Jey Uso as the Rhodes Bros. came to the ring.
3 -- GOLDUST & STARDUST vs. LOS MATADORES (DIEGO & FERNANDO)
Cole noted that El Torito was not accompanying Los Matadores tonight after the Rhodes Bros. took out Torito last week on Main Event. Hyping the Rhodes Bros. turning heel, Cole said he expected more from the older brother, Goldust. Saxton offered that Goldust is bizarre and doesn't operate normally. Cole said he gets it that becoming champions means a "better spot on the card" and more money, which was the better point to make in the kayfabe wrestling environment, but there's a better way to go about it than injuring one of the tag champs.
Los Matadores isolated Goldust, which drew up a "Goldust" chant for the dastardly heel. Rhodes Bros. eventually regrouped on the outside, so Los Matadores nailed them with a double splash heading to break.
[Break. WWE is hyping next Monday's Raw as the "season premiere." Always funny to hear that when there is only one continuous, year-round season and no off-season.]
Back from break, Goldust took control of the action. WWE cut backstage to show the Usos watching backstage. Jey Uso was on a crutch trying to hold himself up watching on the monitor. Byron then offered the ridiculous Nikki Bella line about people talking more about the Rhodes Bros. than ever since turning, which omits an entire month of TV built around the team last year when they "lost their jobs" and won them back at Battleground.
Rhodes Bros. slowed the pace with a methodical attack on Fernando, prompting the crowd to lose interest and do random chants. Goldust then lost control and Diego tagged in against Cody/Stardust. Diego scored a close nearfall with a top-rope move, then forced Cody to pause for an Ole! shout. A top-rope cannonball splash followed, then chaos broke out. Bodies everywhere. Back in the ring, Cody dropped Diego with Dark Matter for the pin and the win.
Post-match, the Rhodes Bros. reinforced their heel personas by kicking Los Matadores while they were down, sending them out of the ring. Cody and Goldust posed in the ring as Cole wondered aloud how WWE tag champs The Usos will respond.
WINNERS: Rhodes Bros. in 14:00. Rhodes Bros. are miscast as heels as the audience isn't interested in Los Matadores's act (especially without Torito), so it was an off tag match. The post-match helped, but how far can they actually move up in this role?
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